History & Quail

plantationIn the 1980’s Rock Creek Plantation was part of old Brookfair and was highly regarded for the tremendous wild quail population. Subsequently, as the timber market increased it was converted to silviculture use and the quail hunting became less than average. Approximately six years ago, it was purchased by a group that owned thousands of acres but nothing that was truly an A+ wild quail property. A dream team of wildlife experts with experience at over a dozen plantations was assembled and American Wildlife Enterprises perfected the management plan. A rule common to all great wild quail plantations was strictly followed: first; follow the cutting edge of the current quail management techniques as advised by the world’s leading experts; and second, the owners will pay for it whatever it costs to follow their plan. The plan was precisely carried out over the course of several years. Rock Creek Plantation has turned into a showplace and boasts many firsts in plantation management including the first licensed interstate relocation of wild quail.

The majority of capital expenses have been made. Management now simply consists of maintenance through burning, feeding, trapping, and harrowing ragweed fields. Therefore, current management costs on this plantation are the lowest in the region. This plantation will continue to become more beautiful as it regains its reputation as an A-quality Albany area wild quail plantation.

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